Restock Dates: Chicken, Sept 29 | Beef , Sept 24 | Pork, Sept 23

| Lamb, NLT Oct 15
June 27, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Today, I want to let you in on three important announcements from Nature's Gourmet Farm. As a way of introduction, back in the 1990's i was introduced to a man named Joel Barker through his best selling business film titled "Paradigms". One of the illustrations he used in the film was of an elderly couple walking on the beach when they came upon a young boy who was picking up up the many starfish that had washed ashore. They stopped to ask him how he ever expected to make a difference as there were so many. As he picked up another starfish and tossed it into the surf he looked up at them and said "it made a difference to that one."
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June 14, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Weekly we hear from customers who comment how much better their health is after committing to eating a healthy diet of quality meats and vegetables. Beth has also written to share her story about how improved nutrition helped her reduce her risk of diabetes by simply eating GOOD carbs with QUALITY meats (protein) or GOOD fat with QUALITY meats. She lost more than 35 pounds and dropped her numbers into the safe zone. Last week a regular customer told me since the lock down he has not traveled as much with his work and that his wife has fed him our meats and fresh vegetables. In about 6-weeks he lost 35 pounds and is feeling much better. All from replacing processed foods, snacks, and soft drinks with quality farm fresh foods.
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June 14, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Last week our newsletter discussed what Food Freedom is NOT! This week I would like to touch on my vision what Food Freedom is. Your comments are welcomed and appreciated. First a short story about vision I heard about Walt Disney when he wanted to build Disneyland Orlando. The story goes that he took possible investors out to a plot of land that was mostly cut over and swampy.
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June 2, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Inspiration for this article came from reading a recent Facebook Post by Ag. Commissioner Gipson about his families Jersey milk cow. You can read the post here. Actually, the inspiration came from reading the more than 100 public comments to his article from Mississippian's who want to make their own choice who they buy their food from. When i was growing up my Simmons Grandparents milked 6-8 Jersey girls twice daily. What milk they did not use for themselves was sold to local families straight from the farm. This included sweet milk, buttermilk, and butter wrapped in wax paper. Sales were made without internet sites. In fact, my Grandparents never had a telephone - because when the
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May 27, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
What do you know about Memorial Day? (the following was taken from the editors of History.com) Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.
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May 27, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
It’s Beth this time, as Ben has asked me to write the newsletter this week. He is trying to plant grass on newly mulched ground and round up more beef and pork. Those of you who pick up orders at the farm know that we try to have a garden each summer. Sometimes it looks better than others, but we keep trying. Recently I saw there was a webinar entitled Homegrown Food Summit that sounded interesting, so I signed up. We already have our garden planted, but I thought maybe I could glean some tidbits going forward and maybe be able to have a fall garden as well.
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May 27, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
We continue to have so many NEW folks (>3000 per month) visiting our website only to find we are sold out! While we cannot meet the needs of everyone, we see many missed opportunities among this group. Processing of beef & pork continues to be the bottleneck for our farm. The COVID-19 issue has only made the situation worse! For the past 6-8 weeks I have encouraged Homestead Packing to add a second shift to process beef. This would let them basically double their capacity. When I recently picked up the ground beef Ethan told me they had worked out "how" to make this happen. They needed another butcher, helpers, and an expensive saw. Wednesday, when I delivered beef Ethan told me his current butcher had given notice.
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May 3, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
April 29, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
First, a quick follow-up on Compostella Farm in Picayune. Customer response for our farm to aggregate and distribute their "greens" was very positive. I emailed a summary of responses to Madeline. She and her husband discussed and decided not to pursue at this time since their season would end in less than two months and there were many unknowns on how the greens would survive the trip. Sales are very strong for our farm. Demand continues to exceed supply! Additionally, i receive on average 100 or so communications be it text, voice, or emails per day. Many are asking similar questions 'When will you be back in stock?" So, this week I have implemented an "ANNOUNCEMENT BAR" at the top of our homepage that I will keep updated on expected availability of beef, pork, and chicken. Please refer here first! That way I can work on farm production chores and etc. If you have a different question then please contact me. Email is preferred.
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April 19, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
So, what has been the Covid-19 impact to our farm? I believe these numbers paint a clear picture: *2,937 unique visits to our website in the past 28 days *397 people have signed up to be customers since March 1st. A 40% increase *331 orders processed since March 1st vs. 75 or so per month. A 225% increase. There is no doubt this number would have been more if we were not out of stock on so many items
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April 7, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Our Weekly Newsletter is the BEST WAY to keep up with our farm - to include product availability. We try to be very clear and precise so you know exactly what to expect from us and can plan accordingly. This past week we delivered beef for processing to two processors and will deliver pigs and beef for processing on April 13th. It takes about 2.5 weeks for the beef to be ready and 4-5 weeks for pigs to be ready. We have plenty of beef and pork in our pastures that are just now coming ready for harvest. The bottleneck is processing availability! The good news is we are scheduled each month at the processors for beef & pork.
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March 29, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Last weeks "frank" Newsletter received a lot of positive reply's and was the most read Newsletter yet with 74.31% Open Rate, 9.7% Click Rate, and ZERO Unsubscribes. What a privilege to be a blessing to so many people by providing access to nutritious farm fresh food and a reassuring spirit. Since March 1st we have had 107 new customers sign up and 27 First Time Buyers. Our number of orders have been over 210. That being said, i want to apologize in advance for being slow answering emails, text, and phone calls. While I have not tried to keep up with the increase of communication I can truthfully say the numbers have at least doubled.
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